Administrative cases rise by 1.9% in 2019

Ke Jiayun
The Shanghai Railway Transport Court said it had accepted 1,110 administrative cases last year, with administrative organs losing 6 percent mainly due to unlawful procedures.
Ke Jiayun

The Shanghai Railway Transport Court accepted 1,110 administrative cases last year, an increase of 1.9 percent compared with 2018.

Nearly 130 cases had city-level departments as defendants while 65 involved district governments.

A few new types of cases emerged, including the seizure of a moped and one in which an enterprise was unhappy about being added to a blacklist of those failing to pay migrant workers in time.

In some 6 percent of administrative cases handled last year, the administrative organs lost. 

These mainly involved compulsory urban management measures with the major cause being unlawful administrative procedures.

Fu Deqiang, presiding judge of the court's administrative tribunal, said that before the city had refined its management there had been problems such as illegal structures built by residents and using houses as stores. 

Now that the city requires clean and neat streets, local governments later began rectifying this situation.

"To seek high efficiency on law enforcement to return the clean streets to the public as soon as possible, some administrative institutions skipped a few procedures stipulated by law. But for us, the administrative procedures can protect the other side's rights and such skips can cause defects in law enforcement."

More than 34 percent of cases were withdrawn or handled after mediation, especially those related to police and transport authorities.

"In some house requisition administrative disputes, our judges tried to solve conflicts among family members with mediation and helped them to agree to a plan on the allocation of government compensation," said Fu.

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